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Old November 24th 04, 08:59 PM
Barbara
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I have an exclamation mark by my internet connection which states the Local
Area Connection 3 status is limited or no conectivity. Is this something I
have done?
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Old November 24th 04, 09:31 PM
MGGP
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Probably not. You probably have a duplicate network
connection setup on your computer or one that is not
connected properly. Look in Control Panel under Network
Connections, right-click on the Connection 3 icon, go to
Properties and see what you can see . . .

Good Luck !


-----Original Message-----
I have an exclamation mark by my internet connection

which states the Local
Area Connection 3 status is limited or no conectivity.

Is this something I
have done?
.

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Old November 24th 04, 10:22 PM
WTC
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Usually the DHCP server did not assign you an IP address, so your machine
sign you an address of 169.254.XXX.XXX. It is called APIPA (Addresses in
Private IP Addresses). You should be able to connected to your LAN but
usually no internet access.

William



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I have an exclamation mark by my internet connection which states the Local
Area Connection 3 status is limited or no conectivity. Is this something
I
have done?



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Old November 24th 04, 11:18 PM
Steve N.
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WTC wrote:

Usually the DHCP server did not assign you an IP address, so your machine
sign you an address of 169.254.XXX.XXX. It is called APIPA (Addresses in
Private IP Addresses). You should be able to connected to your LAN but
usually no internet access.

William


APIPA = Automatic Private IP Addressing.

Steve



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I have an exclamation mark by my internet connection which states the Local
Area Connection 3 status is limited or no conectivity. Is this something
I
have done?




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Old November 24th 04, 11:25 PM
WTC
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Thanks Steve couldn't exactly remember.



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Old November 24th 04, 11:43 PM
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WTC wrote:

Thanks Steve couldn't exactly remember.


I had to look it up

Steve
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Old February 12th 05, 08:49 PM
nyc79
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I have excatly the same problem. When I upgraded to Windows XP from Windows
98 SE, I did a separate internet connection setup through Verizon Online. And
I believe after the SP2 upgrade, I got a second internet connection icon
(with the yellow exclamation point) next to the Verizon one, syaing that I
have limited or no connectivity. It really gets on my nerves to see the extra
internet connevtion icon! Does anyone know how to get rid of this annoying
icon, without disconnecting the original one? I tried it once before, but
after disconnecting the one with the yellow exclamation mark, the Verizon
Online connection was gone too.

"Barbara" wrote:

I have an exclamation mark by my internet connection which states the Local
Area Connection 3 status is limited or no conectivity. Is this something I
have done?

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Old February 12th 05, 09:06 PM
R. McCarty
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There are several contributing factors.
One many PCs now have multiple Network Interface adapters - A
Wired Ethernet port, A Wireless & or Firewire adapter. Each one
will have an associated Local Area Connection inside of Network
Connections. By default a LAC has the Show Icon enabled. When
A LAC/NIC isn't connected, you'll see the Red X indicating that it
has no active network. Actually, each LAC has two possible Icon
controls:
- Show Icon in notification area when connected
- Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity.
Another issue is where an adapter has new LAC's associated with
it. Windows XP preserves all Network connections. I've seen PCs
with a single NIC that had upwards of 15-18 LAC's assigned to it.
(To clean this up requires a Registry edit - Not easy to do).
If the PC has multiple adapters & you only use 1, you can disable
the devices in Device Manager. This effectively turns off the LAC.
You have to be careful to disable the correct entries. There are a
number of MiniPort drivers that shouldn't be removed.
You can also use the Hide Inactive Icons control to "Always" hide
the extra LACs that appear.


"nyc79" wrote in message
...
I have excatly the same problem. When I upgraded to Windows XP from Windows
98 SE, I did a separate internet connection setup through Verizon Online.
And
I believe after the SP2 upgrade, I got a second internet connection icon
(with the yellow exclamation point) next to the Verizon one, syaing that I
have limited or no connectivity. It really gets on my nerves to see the
extra
internet connevtion icon! Does anyone know how to get rid of this annoying
icon, without disconnecting the original one? I tried it once before, but
after disconnecting the one with the yellow exclamation mark, the Verizon
Online connection was gone too.

"Barbara" wrote:

I have an exclamation mark by my internet connection which states the
Local
Area Connection 3 status is limited or no conectivity. Is this something
I
have done?



 




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